1990's version Meade SN-6, 6" Schmidt-Newtonian telescope with multicoated optics. Meade has recently re-released these scopes in GEM configuration..this is the earlier f/5 model, with RA driven equatorial fork mount & pier. (less abberation to deal with than with the f/4 version). I replaced Meade's annoying helical focuser with a 2" rack-and-pinion from Apogee (comes with a 2" focal extender, and 1.25" adapter) and installed some nice, machined aluminum knobs from Focusknobs. I added a 50MM right-angle finder, with 20MM Plossl crosshair eyepiece, and a Mars-Eye electronic finder to the tube. Includes swivel-casters on the pier legs, and an adjustable counterweight & bellyband on the tube. Primary mirror is center-marked for ease of collimation, and I'll include a Celestron #94183 Collimating tool, with instruction sheet. (it's VERY easy to collimate, anyway) Also, I can add 2 eyepieces, a 25MM wideangle KE, and 10MM wideangle KE. (Also the Meade manual.)
This would ship in two boxes, and I will pay for having it professionally packed, and for the insurance, if you pay the actual shipping charges.
This scope is a great RFT for visual use, or as a photographic platform.
More pics on request...$375 Firm plus shipping. I'm selling to finance a new Dobsonian. Thanks for looking.